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Enjoy Healthy Lunches at Work and School

12 January 2016
Thai tuna salad

Thai tuna salad

Scrambled egg burrito

Scrambled egg burrito

Oatmeal raisin biscuits

Oatmeal raisin biscuits

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”– Hippocrates

As we enter 2016, there are tens of thousands of people all over the world who have embarked on a New Year’s Resolution to be healthier this year. At House of York, we believe that this shouldn’t be a resolution that is, very often, not carried out; but rather a lifestyle. The health industry is becoming more popular each year as more and more people realise the long-term benefits of sticking to it.

However, once our end-of-year holidays are over and it’s back to work and back to school for kids; it’s often easy to get caught up in that rushed lifestyle where we pack the easiest meals for lunch the next day – and sometimes they’re not very nutritious.

House of York is here to help you with some deliciously healthy andeasy recipes for lunch – ones that you can take with you to work and ones that are great to pack in the kids’ lunchboxes for school.

Lunches for Work

Thai Tuna Salad

Recipe courtesy of tablefortwoblog.com

This salad is ideal to serve in one of ourbamboo bowls.

Ingredients:

-3 cans of tuna

- 1 medium red pepper, diced

-½ diced red onion

- Sliced and diced cucumber

-¾ cup of sesame oil

- 1 Lime, the juice

-Salt, pepper and sesame seeds

Method:

-Put the tuna in a large bowl.

-Mix the red pepper, cucumber and red onion with the tuna.

-Pour in the sesame oil and lime juice and mix well.

-Add salt and pepper (optional) and garnish with sesame seeds.

Avo, Tomato and Chicken Sandwich

Recipe courtesy of eatingwell.com

This very simple and healthy lunch is ideal to make if you have some chicken left over from dinner the night before.

Ingredients:

-2 slices of whole wheat bread

- ¼ avo

-Shredded cooked chicken breast

- 2 slices of tomoto

Method:

-Toast the bread. If it’s super fresh and you prefer to not have it toasted, then it’s optional.

-Mash the avo until it becomes creamy and spread this on your bread. This is an alternative to unhealthy spreads.

-Top with the chicken and tomato, close your sandwich and enjoy!

Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad

Recipe courtesy of onetwosimplecooking.com

We wouldn’t leave out the veggie lovers and vegetarians! Here is a simply delicious lunch to take with you to work!

Ingredients:

-½ a cup of sweet & sour sauce

- 3 stalks of broccoli, cut

-1 tbsp of sesame oil

- Sesame seeds

-Roasted cashew nuts

- 2 stalks chopped spring onion

Method:

-Add your broccoli and sweet and sour sauce to a bowl and coat the broccoli in the sauce.

-Drizzle the sesame oil over it and mix.

-Add the sesame seeds and cashew nuts to the bowl and mix.

-More sweet and sour sauce may be added to taste.

-Lastly, sprinkle with your chopped spring onion.

Lunches for the Kids for School

Scrambled Egg Burritos

Recipe courtesy of health.com

These healthy burritos are scrumptious and easy to pack for the kids to take to school.

Ingredients:

-2 eggs

- 1 tbsp low fat milk

-1 tsp chopped coriander

- Salt and pepper

-½ tsp butter

- 4 tbsp low fat cheese

-2 heated & fat-free tortillas

- Tomatoes, chopped

-Chunky salsa

Method:

-Whisk the eggs, milk, coriander, salt and pepper together.

-Melt the butter and add the egg mixture. Scramble the eggs.

-Sprinkle 2 tbsp of the cheese down the middle of the tortilla and add the tomatoes and salsa to it too.

-Add the scrambled eggs to the tortilla and roll the tortilla up as you would a burrito!

-This recipe makes 2 burritos.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Recipe courtesy of marthastewart.com

Of course, we couldn’t leave out something sweet for the kids! Martha Stewart has this yummy recipe so that you can add some healthy biscuits to your child’s lunch box this school year.

Ingredients:

-3 cups of rolled oats

- 1 cup of all purpose flour

-½ cup of toasted wheat germ

- 1 tsp baking soda

 - ½ tsp cinnamon

-1 cup unsalted butter

- 1 cup sugar

-1 cup packed brown sugar

- 2 eggs

-1 tsp vanilla essence

- 1 ½ cups raisins

-Pinch of salt

Method:

-Mix the oats, flour, wheat germ, baking soda and powder, cinnamon and salt together.

-Mix the butter and sugars together until fluffy; then add the eggs and vanilla.

-Add the oat mixture and stir until combined.

-Throw in the raisins and mix.

-Scoop the mixture onto a baking sheet and space "blobs” of it apart and flatten it slightly.

-Bake the biscuits for about 15 minutes and serve.

There you have it! We gave you some of the best easy, healthy and tasty recipes that we came across so that you can healthy lunches to work and give them to the kids for school too! Do you have any other healthy lunch ideas to add? Let us know on ourFacebook page. It’s always lovely hearing from our fans.

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